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  1. Male and female couple at kitchen table with Tracey.  The male is pouring baking flour from bag into a bowl.
    Tracey's cottage is located only 30 minutes from Belfast in a Marine Nature Reserve on Strangford Lough. Join her to make Soda and Wheaten Breads and to enjoy a feast of homemade treats around the Farmhouse Kitchen table. A hands on experience.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  2. Hotel front entrance
    The Portaferry Hotel, the ideal place to relax, the minute you walk through our doors you can feel the atmosphere, snuggle up to our open fires or enjoy the stunning scenery with walks along the shore.
  3. Grey Abbey ruins and graveyard from a birds eye view
    Grey Abbey, a Cistercian Abbey church and its living quarters were founded in 1193 by Affreca wife of John de Courcy, the Anglo-Norman invader of East Ulster.
    1. Castleward house and estate in county down
      Slow down, connect with nature, landscapes and local people on a guided, coastal walk or coach tour with local tour guide, Brigid Watson. Immerse yourself in nature and the heritage and culture of this ancient coastal area of County Down for a memorable experience. Tours offered around Strangford Lough and in the Lecale and Ards Peninsulas. Walking tours of Downpatrick, Strangford, Portaferry and Kearney.
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      1. Penguin
        Enjoy a diver's view of marine life from around the world without getting wet. A sunken galleon, friendly sharks and a snappy crocodile, a Waddle of Penguins, all star in Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and seal rehabilitation centre.
        1. image of gosling family on pathway beside grass verge.
          The largest collection of ducks, geese and swans in Northern Ireland. In addition to the reserve the site contains The Kingfisher Kitchen, gift and book shop, The Graffan Gallery, exhibition areas, hides, woodland walks, sensory garden, events and activities, free parking, and a picnic area. The Visitor Centre features sustainable design including rain water harvesting, natural reed bed filtration systems for waste water, solar power and provides sweeping vistas of the northern shore of Strangford lough from the Kingfisher kitchen.
          1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
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